“Life is the most spectacular show on earth.” – Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants
This book was the perfect read for the first leg of our honeymoon – drinking wine in Franschhoek, South Africa, prepping for our safari days later.
The story twirls you in with Jacob -ninety and living in an assisted home. Peering out the window he notices the circus tent being put up & the tale grasps you from there.
During the Great Depression, Jacob was tossed into life as a roadie for the most spectacular circus around – his only way of living was also his living hell…and then one fine day he was able to work with Marlena, the class act & biggest show in the circus – an equestrian star. His life was never the same after tamed horses & an erratic elephant.
Great read – gets my safari stamp of approval! and oh yes, after the book & the safari wild & tamed elephants are now my fave animal! I’ll post pics of that later!